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Outreach Spec. - Eau Claire


Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum salary for this position is $48k. We expect to pay between $48k and $55k. Actual salary will depend on experience and qualifications.
The minimum salary accounting for FTE is approximately $23.08 per hour for 20 hours a week.

Job Summary:

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is a statewide service with a robust local presence. In this role, you will report to the Regional Manager and work closely with a team of statewide Outreach Specialists from across the state. Your work will help ensure that WPR is an integral part of the local community. In this job, you will help plan and manage details of all external activities including events, community engagement and a regional e-newsletter. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, demonstrate an open-mindedness for growth and be able to work in independent and collaborative settings, as well as represent WPR professionally in public.

Responsibilities: Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 5% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 50% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 30% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree with a focus in marketing, communications, or public relations.


-Strong verbal and written communication skills, including using cloud-based technology (Google, Zoom, etc.)
-Proven ability to collaborate within an organization
-Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to work within tight deadlines and manage details
-Experience working with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds and abilities

-Two years professional experience in the area of outreach, engagement or event planning

Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated work location.

This position will be predominantly onsite work - occasional workplace flexibility may be granted depending on business need. This is a 20-hour per week job.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

This part-time position is based in Eau Claire
If you are interested in an Outreach Specialist position in Milwaukee search for PVL 294833
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If you are interested in an Outreach Specialist position in La Crosse search for PVL 294834

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here: , in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the
United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


How to Apply:

The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the listed required and preferred job qualifications. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (including at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.


Fred Schulze
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

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